verre

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See also: vèrre and verrë

Dutch[edit]

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verre

  1. Inflected form of ver

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French voirre most probably pronounced /vwɛr/, from Latin vitrum. Doublet of vitre.

The irregular evolution of /wɛ/ into /ɛ/ in this word is "early but normal after labials"; the influence of derivatives with an etymological first-syllable /ɛ/ may also be relevant. Compare François vs. Français, roide vs. raide.

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verre m (plural verres)

  1. (usually uncountable) glass (substance)
    verre de couleurcolored glass
    1. symbol of fragility
      Ça casse comme le verre.That breaks like glass.
    2. symbol of transparency
      Une maison de verre.A house of glass.
  2. (countable) Object in this substance
    1. (optics) glass
      des verres de lunettesspectacles
    2. lens
      des verres grossissantsmagnifying lenses
    3. glass (drinking vessel)
      un verre en cristala crystal glass
    4. its content
      On va boire un verre!Let's go have a drink!

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

verre

  1. ablative singular of verrēs

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch ferro, from Proto-Germanic *ferrô.

Adverb[edit]

verre

  1. far, at great distance
  2. far, towards a great distance
  3. far into the future
  4. far, to a great extent

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verre

  1. far, faraway, at great distance

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This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

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Further reading[edit]

  • verre (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • verre (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • verre (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • verre (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English[edit]

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Old French verai

Adjective[edit]

verre (superlative verrest)

  1. true

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:verre.


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse verri

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verre

  1. worse; comparative degree of vond
  2. comparative degree of ille
  3. comparative degree of ond

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